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our purpose and principles

Around the world, Ray & Berndtson professionals are dedicated to meeting individualized client needs through the personalized attention and the resources of a global leader. We develop deep, committed client relationships around four key operating principles:

Integrity: We are committed to openness and candor with our clients, candidates and each other.

Client focus: Our clients always come first. Their satisfaction is the key measure of our success.

Innovation: Anticipating and acting on our clients' needs helps us think creatively and challenge the status quo.

Teamwork: Shared goals and cooperation among team members and clients optimize performance.

Ray & Berndtson Facts

Ray & Berndtson is a premier retained executive search firm characterised by a collaborative approach to client service.

Ray & Berndtson professionals are uniquely skilled to deliver top executive talent to clients who require a customized global approach that values cultural dimension and compatibility. Private by choice, Ray & Berndtson's focus in on clients rather than stockholders.

• Retained executive search firm

• 1965

• Privately held corporation

• 45 offices in 30 countries on five continents including North and South Americas, Europe, Asia and Australia.

Canadian Offices
• Vancouver, Calgary, Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal, Halifax and St. John's.

Global Revenues
• $140 Million

Industry Ranking
• 6th largest retained executive search firm in the world
• Largest retained executive search firm in Canada

Number of Global Partners
• 200+

Number of Employees
• 700+

A retained executive search firm distinguished by superior client service.

Ray & Berndtson is a premier international executive search firm, specializing in recruiting services for Boards of Directors and top-level executives. We conduct more C-Level executive searches in Canada than any other search firm. An executive search firm distinguished by superior client service, Ray & Berndtson understands that leadership capital is the prime source of competitive advantage. Our professionals deliver leadership in technology and IT management, business and professional services, consumer products and services, health care, financial services, industrial products and services, energy and natural resources, education, and not-for-profit.

The Leader in Canada

Ray & Berndtson is the largest executive search firm in Canada, measured by number of professional staff and revenues. With offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal, Halifax and St John's, Ray & Berndtson offers clients the expertise, reach and resources for any executive search need.

Resources and Reach

We have searchable access to potential candidates through a variety of Internet-based resources. Our project management system allows our search teams to efficiently and effectively move candidates through the evaluation process and ultimately to the presentation to the client. These technology tools coupled with experienced search professionals in major business centers worldwide provide our clients with timely, successful search solutions.

Search Collaboration

Each search demands specific expertise. Strong, collegial relationships between professionals across Canada and around the world enables Ray & Berndtson to create an effective search team qualified to meet the individual needs of each assignment, whether cross-industry, cross-functional, or cross-cultural.

Select Clientele

Ray & Berndtson consistently provides clients the individualized personal attention that builds lasting relationships. We select our clients as carefully and thoughtfully as they select us. This client-focused strategy significantly broadens the firm's access to executive talent, accelerating search progress and providing clients greater options.

Private Ownership/The Right Size

Our clients are the beneficiaries of our choice to remain a privately held firm. They receive our undivided attention! They also value the fact that Ray & Berndtson is the right size to provide consistent attention to detail and a personalized approach, resulting in superior leadership solutions.




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